January 14th, 2010
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 01/14/10

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We're bringing you breaking news developments from Haiti. Amazingly, people are still being found alive in the rubble. Yet, sadly, there are heart-breaking stories that must also be told. The people of Haiti need your help. We'll tell you how to get involved. And, you'll see how rescue teams from the U.S. and around the world are already making a big impact.

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  1. Linda Miles

    Our President has committed 100 Mil. dollars in aid to Haiti. Even in such difficult economic times it is impossible to be against that level of assistance, with the magnitude of this disasterter. But the U.S should not stand alone in assisting Haiti. I would like to see CNN do a running tally of countries who are helping Haiti and at what level, or at least an economist's approximation of the value of that assistance.
    ( Thumbs up tp Iceland )
    Linda Miles

    January 14, 2010 at 11:27 pm |
  2. Lissette from Miami

    Where are all the pharmaceutical companies?

    You make a lot of profit, you give millions to lobbyists a year.

    You need to step up to the plate!

    January 14, 2010 at 11:27 pm |
  3. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    How are they keeping track of how many people have died if they are just being buried at random? Do they carry IDs? If so, is someone collecting them?

    January 14, 2010 at 11:27 pm |
  4. Caroline, Los Angeles

    The Duvalier father and son dictators in Haiti ruled the country with an iron fist for 29 years. They killed and tortured any Haitians who opposed them.

    The U.S. and other nations did nothing to help the rebels. Instead our leaders supported the dictators because Haiti is a strategically placed island.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:27 pm |
  5. kim from USA

    Please can someone start a blog or a page for the Haiti people to let their family that they are alive

    January 14, 2010 at 11:26 pm |
  6. Samuel Bowens

    To: Anderson cooper and Dr.Gupta, what if we tried to use the coke company, and all of the bottling companies around the country and make up an antibody water soultion and place it water bottles and pass it to everyone who needs it. please respond.

    Charlotte nc

    January 14, 2010 at 11:25 pm |
  7. Emily

    that story of Dr.Gupta and that 15 day old baby, I bet it will stay with him for a long time.

    It's such a beautiful, touching piece!

    January 14, 2010 at 11:25 pm |
  8. Tamesha

    God bless CNN. I've never been prouder of you're work. What dr.sanja did was amazing. You all really care and it shows. I pray God's blessing on all of you there and the CNN network.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:24 pm |
  9. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    FEMA needs to create a registry for Drs, RNs, engineers, construction workers, etc. who can volunteer to be called when needed at times like this. It sounds like many people are trying to get there to help but there is no system in place to accept them.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:24 pm |
  10. starr formerly known as vincent

    @ Isabel-Brazil

    Yes, i saw your post about your "mother Theresa" yesterday and send you my condolences last night.She truly sounds like a wonderful women who dedicated her life to children.

    Your must be very proud of your country for the kindness and concern that they have show Haiti.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:23 pm |
  11. David, Indiana

    @Kelly, Matt Marek is the person from the Red Cross who Anderson interviewed last night and tonight.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:23 pm |
  12. Emily


    "My concolences to your countrymen. I did not know that 15 or your peace keepers died. I was aware that your country had people in country before the quake, but again, did not know of your losses."

    Wow, I had no idea that 15 peace keepers died in the quake there!
    That's terrible! So sorry to hear that.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:23 pm |
  13. Melchor Rosario

    About Haiti. Mr. Arderson Cooper.

    Why don’t they get DNA samples from the bodies? That will allow people to determine what happen to their family members once things calm down.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:23 pm |
  14. Guerol- Fort Lauderdale

    Thank you Anderson Cooper and CNN crew to this special coverage about my country. God Will continue bless you and CNN. Haiti will survive again. L' Union fait la Force this is our theme.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:22 pm |
  15. Caroline, Los Angeles

    Does that baby have food? Her mother died.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:22 pm |
  16. Christina from Canada

    God Bless Sanjay's baby girl. I am a Mother and I just want to hold her and make everything in her life ok. May her Father find the strength to raise her.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:22 pm |
  17. Isabel - Brazil.

    15 days of life. She is so petite and have been through so much!

    January 14, 2010 at 11:21 pm |
  18. Caroline, Los Angeles

    The people of Haiti have rioted against Baby Doc in years past. But with no money they couldn't get much done. Plus Baby Doc was fully supported by the Reagan Admin.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:21 pm |
  19. Phillipe Vigne

    There are 63 people still alive in Carribean Market. One of the survivors sent a text so we could send out help. We must hurry before they die!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Help Anderson!

    January 14, 2010 at 11:20 pm |
  20. Michelle Duckworth

    I am a RN that is part of a 3 person medical team who are desperately trying to find a way into Haiti to help. We have needed medical supplies. It is extremely frustrating.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:19 pm |
  21. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    That was good story, saving lives! I hope the little girl get the correct medical attention that she needs.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:19 pm |
  22. Jon Hull

    Anderson – Please make a comment on the newscast about getting N-95 particulate respirators/masks or comparable (as in high efficiency particulate air, HEPA) masks at the earliest to prevent respiratory hazards from both building material particulate (may contain contaminants such as asbestos containing material ACM or other contam requiring protection) and disease carrying microbes in which protection can be afforded at the earliest opportunity. We are here for you brother!

    Jon Hull
    Safety Director
    Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM)

    January 14, 2010 at 11:19 pm |
  23. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    @Nadia, I believe that 90% of what happens to an individual (or group) is in their own control. Certainly in today;s connected world the people of Haiti have plenty of examples of what their lives could be like if they put an honest government in place. Even Aristide, who was elected, turned out to be corrupt. As Anderson said, billions in aid has gone there, only to be stolen. We can't help them until they help themselves. It's likely much of the aid now headed there will be stolen too. They rose up once to throw off slavery, they can do it again.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:18 pm |
  24. Priscilla

    150 orphans are stranded at BRESMA – infants to age 13 – 10 minutes from downtown PAP. Can anyone help? No water, food, diapers, formula for children. Orphanage is run by two young women from the US.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:18 pm |
  25. Marie E. Louis

    The last time I took a cruise to one of the private cruise owned islands in the Bahamas they didn't pull up to the dock; they dropped anchor off the coast and ferried us to the island. Why can't we us ferries or same boat to reach the shore? If Carnival and Royal Caribbean can do it they why can't the military and aid agency do the same?

    January 14, 2010 at 11:18 pm |
  26. Lissette from Miami

    The government in haiti is corrupt. I heard all their top goverment officials were taken to a very modern hospital located in Santiago, Dom. Rep. immediately after the quake for mediacl care.

    No money donated should be given to the Haitian goverment- they will steal it- that is what they have done for decades.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:17 pm |
  27. Isabel - Brazil.



    January 14, 2010 at 11:17 pm |
  28. laura

    Thank you for keeping us posted. We have injured family there. Your coverage is making people aware. Haiti can no longer be ignored. No country should be ignored. No country should go unheard! Every nation has a voice too bad Haiti's voice had to be heard like this. Hopefully we will not go forgotten. May we no longer go unheard and forgotten.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:17 pm |
  29. Daniel

    Great work guys, objectivity, real news, good stories, makes you want to go there and help... keep up the good work

    January 14, 2010 at 11:17 pm |
  30. Don, WA

    This is the most heartache I've seen on television in my lifetime – it is a natural holocaust – and it's really nobody's fault – but if there were more supplies and gov't in haiti it would help – I can see by reading blogs here that most realize this and that there needs to be a few more "united states" to catch the outcasts when this happens – we're a great country for others to follow – God Bless the US and the world tonight and tomorrow

    January 14, 2010 at 11:16 pm |
  31. Isabel - Brazil.

    @ starr

    Addition the military, there was the loss of a civil. Zilda Arns, Brazilian 'Mother Teresa' killed in quake. She was 75 years and was an angel helping children! The whole country is crying out for her!

    January 14, 2010 at 11:16 pm |
  32. Melanie

    Can they repeat where to send tens of thousands of dollars we want to donate?

    January 14, 2010 at 11:16 pm |
  33. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    The "first world countries" may be shocked by what has happened and what is happening to Haiti, but they have contributed to the poverty in this country by supporting its corrupt government.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:16 pm |
  34. Cecilia Walter

    Approximately $650,000.00 will be spend in gift bags for the guests of the Golden Globes. The Foreign Press Association will win the respect of lots of people if instead of buying perfumes send such money to the relief efforts in Haiti. It is a matter of raising to the occasion.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:15 pm |
  35. Sam Morse


    Do not put up telephone lines. The fast and easy way at little cost. Send all those turn-in cel phones to the Haiti people, free, assign their phone #s, give them 1 year free service, and set up a tower on a hill outside the city. Let's think outside of the box for once.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:15 pm |
  36. Caroline, Los Angeles

    @ Melanie-that is beautiful.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:15 pm |
  37. Emily

    Ivan Watsons story was a great piece of all those people helping that girl out! It's great to see what all those people were doing for her. All the effort they went into for her.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:14 pm |
  38. Natasha Louis Johnson

    Laara - Haiti's president is President Preval and last information was he was in the "white house" as it happened he is safe but not sure if they were able to pull him out as well as the first lady. Other Cabinet members are missing as well. The building as well collapsed during the earthquake.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:14 pm |
  39. Emily

    @Mike, formerly from Syracuse,
    Thanks for the information about Haiti...it's not a country that I know a lot about however, I do remember the 90-92 times there. It seems like they have had a difficult time for as long as I've known of them. I can't imagine a place putting up with corruption, in the West. (w/the exception of one country/island near them.)

    January 14, 2010 at 11:13 pm |
  40. Fatina

    Good to see Anderson, and tell us what's happening there.
    The two pics of the presidential palace and the downtown pic shocked me.
    To be a journalist like anderson cooper, to see what's happening with my own eyes.

    Best wishes @Anderson

    January 14, 2010 at 11:12 pm |
  41. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    My heart goes to you, too I agree wth Starr, That is very shock news your countrymen died. That is very breaking heart. 🙁

    January 14, 2010 at 11:12 pm |
  42. Lori

    There is so much grief. It is overwhelming

    January 14, 2010 at 11:12 pm |
  43. Melanie


    January 14, 2010 at 11:11 pm |
  44. Caroline, Los Angeles

    I just read the news footer that is at the bottom of the TV screen and it says that cargo ships can't tie up to the port.

    Can't they drop anchors?

    January 14, 2010 at 11:11 pm |
  45. Dan Nelson Lafayette,IN

    Hey AC can you tell us which countries are offering assistance? I've heard that China, Venezuela, Iceland, Canada and U.S. have people and supplies there or on the way. Have any Muslim states offer help?

    January 14, 2010 at 11:11 pm |
  46. S. Riley

    Greetings to the people of Haiti, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Thank you CNN for sending Anderson, Ivan, and Sanjay to provide continual coverage. Thank you to all who are donating labor, supplies, and money to help this devastated country. It is heartwrenching to see the destruction and havoc that this earthquake has brought to Haiti. I am hopeful that the massive humanitarian aid you need, will soon be there.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:11 pm |
  47. Nadia

    @ Mike formerly from Syracuse

    the people do not expect anything because they have lived so long without, not because they are accepting. When people live in such dire poverty it is all about day to day survival. The world bank and '1st world" countries have kept Haiti poor with an overwhelming debt and interest rates

    January 14, 2010 at 11:10 pm |
  48. Laara

    Hi Anderon. Thanks for your coverage of Haiti disaster. Everyone asks "who is in charge of the recovery operations". I'd like to know where the heck is Haiti's President? Shouldn't he be the one "in charge?!!! Thanks again!

    January 14, 2010 at 11:10 pm |
  49. Isabel - Brazil.


    January 14, 2010 at 11:09 pm |
  50. Melanie

    We have about $10,000 to $15,000 to donate...asap...thoughts on where we can send funds? Thanks!!

    January 14, 2010 at 11:09 pm |
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